Biomonitoring of airborne heavy metals along a major road in Accra, Ghana

Show simple item record Affum, H.A. Oduro-Afriyie, K. Nartey, V.K. Adomako, D. Nyarko, B.J.B. 2019-04-09T09:25:20Z 2019-04-09T09:25:20Z 2008-02
dc.identifier.citation Affum, H.A., Oduro-Afriyie, K., Nartey, V.K. et al. Environ Monit Assess (2008) 137: 15. en_US
dc.description.abstract Lichens collected in an unpolluted forest (background) in November 2004, transplanted at 41 sampling sites along the Madina-Tetteh Quarshie road, retrieved in February 2005 and analysed were found to contain higher concentrations of Manganese (Mn), Vanadium (V), lead, Cadmium (Cd), Chromium (Cr) and Nickel (Ni) than in the background area. Observations showed that of all the heavy metals studied, Manganese concentrations were highest at all sampling points with maximum values around a traffic light, an intersection and car fitting/mechanic workshops. Significant correlations were found between Ni and Mn, Mn and Cr and Mn and V. Statistical analysis also revealed a relatively even dispersion of the studied elements on the eastern side of the road than on the western side. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Environmental Monitoring and Assessment en_US
dc.subject Heavy metal pollution en_US
dc.subject Methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT) en_US
dc.subject Transplanted lichens en_US
dc.subject Vehicular traffic en_US
dc.title Biomonitoring of airborne heavy metals along a major road in Accra, Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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